House of ill fame

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • House of ill fame See Ill fame under Ill a.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • House of ill fame a brothel
    • House of ill fame a bawdy-house
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hús; Goth. hus, Ger. haus.

Usage

In literature:

Oh, you know ... down below ... from a house of ill-fame.
"Notes from the Underground" by Feodor Dostoevsky
Prostitution is to be combated, not in the houses of ill-fame, but in the family.
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
And taverns, gambling dens and houses of ill-fame.
"Egypt (La Mort De Philae)" by Pierre Loti
Even houses of ill fame found her gently and firmly looking for trade.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
DR. HALL: A considerable proportion of them were from the house of ill-fame.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
All three were taken from the keepers of houses of ill fame and were living regularly in the houses when rescued.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
It is easy to recognize the houses of ill-fame by their scarlet blinds and by the scarlet numbers over their doors.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
For his master had given the direction of a house of ill-fame.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
When only fourteen he frequented houses of ill-fame, where he played the bully.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
After a few years, she is tempted to a house of ill fame.
"Of Six Mediæval Women" by Alice Kemp-Welch
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